20 stories to tell 2020

2020 was an unexpected year.  But at the heart of the crisis, our clients and our teams remained committed to a better world.

This document gathers a series of stories and testimonies illustrating our long-lasting commitment alongside our clients, to energy transition, to Africa, to more sustainable cities and societies.

We thank all our clients and partners for their trust.

INSIGHTS

The race to net zero: How Asia Pacific can accelerate its energy transition
Last year, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, was a massive shock for all populations and economies worldwide. Yet it is encouraging to see that despite this critical situation - or maybe because of it - governments, corporates and individuals around the world are putting more focus on building a sustainable planet and setting a clearer path towards reaching a carbon net-zero global economy.
The race to net zero: How Asia Pacific can accelerate its energy transition
ESG: How to adapt to the regulatory challenge
Faced with the growing importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics, states and regulators have launched a wave of new regulations to establish a standardized framework and approach to ESG.
ESG: How to adapt to the regulatory challenge
Harnessing New Mexico’s Wind for Good
Large wind farm project will help wean New Mexico off fossil fuels while helping California, too
Harnessing New Mexico’s Wind for Good
Accelerating hydropower's clean energy developments with innovative sustainable financing
VERBUND AG, the leading producer of hydropower in Austria, issues the first ever EU-taxonomy aligned “Green and Sustainability-Linked Bond”. Societe Generale is on board as one of VERBUND’s trusted relationship banks.
Accelerating hydropower's clean energy developments with innovative sustainable financing
Dogger Bank Wind Farm: A game changer in the offshore sector
Located off the Yorkshire Coast of England, the Dogger Bank Wind Farm will produce enough renewable electricity to power six million UK homes each year. It represents a 9£bn investment. Once fully complete in 2026, it will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm: A game changer in the offshore sector
The sun rises on renewable energy in India
India aims to generate 275 Gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2027, up from 136 GW today. Societe Generale is supporting this critical energy transition goal, as illustrated by recent financing of SB Energy and ENGIE’s solar projects.
The sun rises on renewable energy in India
Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
BayernLB has issued its first sustainable benchmark bond and its debut Senior Non-Preferred bond in February with Societe Generale as joint bookrunner. The proceeds will be used to fund solar and wind power projects.
Green energy in Germany: A landesbank on the move
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Leader in renewable energy and sustainable real estate in the Middle East region, Masdar has issued the first Green Trade Finance line in the region.
A new milestone in the Middle East's energy transition
Societe Generale speeds up the integration of sustainable & positive impact finance and ESG across its market activities
In this interview, Pascale Moreau, Global Markets Chief Operating Officer, and Yann Garnier, Head of Sales and Research for Global Markets, discuss how 2021 will be a pivotal year in the acceleration of the integration of “sustainable and positive impact finance” (SPIF) and “environmental, social and governance” (ESG) criteria across all areas of Societe Generale’s markets activities, be it with the bank’s clients, partners within the Group or employees. They share with us their strategic priorities for Societe Generale to be a true ESG Global Markets House.
Societe Generale speeds up the integration of sustainable & positive impact finance and ESG across its market activities
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Keolis, supported by Societe Generale, is expanding its footprint in Norway and taking a new step in its strategy for sustainable mobility with the operation of its first 100% carbon-free bus network in the city of Bergen.
Zero-emission target for Bergen city buses in Norway!
Bighorn Solar: Clean energy to power a local Colorado steel mill
This is the latest project supported by Societe Generale to help promote the world's energy transition.
Bighorn Solar: Clean energy to power a local Colorado steel mill
Sustainable investment solutions continue to gain momentum
With its tremendous momentum in recent years, how is sustainable finance faring in the current market environment? Has the pandemic accelerated the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into investment processes? Have ESG investment solutions been impacted?
Sustainable investment solutions continue to gain momentum
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
Ambitious plans for battery factories and charging points require not only innovative technology but also pioneering finance.
Bridging Europe’s electric vehicle finance gap
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
To face the challenges of the energy transition, supporting the development of solutions linked to decarbonated hydrogen is a political priority that requires massive investments. A viewpoint by Olivier Musset, Global Head of the Energy Group and Louis-Aynard de Clermont Tonnerre, Head of Power, Utilities & Infrastructure Industry Group at Societe Generale.
Hydrogen: future proofing the ecological transition?
Supporting our clients in financing projects with environmental or social benefit thanks to new a €1 billion positive-impact Green Bond
Societe Generale issues a €1 billion green bond under its new Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance framework aligned with the Group’s ESG strategy.
Supporting our clients in financing projects with environmental or social benefit thanks to new a €1 billion positive-impact Green Bond
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito
The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country.
Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito

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